1. USS Rentz to Decommission After 30 Years of Service

    The guided-missile frigate is scheduled to be decommissioned in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, May 9.

    USS Rentz (FFG 46) transits San Diego Bay in February as it returns from its final deployment. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Katarzyna Kobiljak)
  2. USS City of Corpus Christi Returns to Pearl Harbor

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned home May 6 from a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    Family and friends welcome home the crew of USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  3. 23 Nations to Participate in World’s Largest Maritime Exercise

    The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise takes place June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and will include 47 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

    Ships participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  4. USS Hopper to Return from Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 6 from an independent deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Hopper (DDG 70) sits along the pier at Changi Naval Base in Singapore during a port visit early in the ship's deployment. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  5. Thailand, U.S. Wrap Up Guardian Sea ASW Exercise

    U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy forces practiced coordinated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) during exercise Guardian Sea 2014, which began April 22 and continued through May 3.

    In this U.S. Navy file photo from a previous Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, U.S. Navy P-3C Orion crew members train with Royal Thai Navy counterparts.
  6. USS Bonhomme Richard Returns to Sasebo

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship completed a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, May 1.

    Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Aaron Becker mans the rails as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) returns to Sasebo. (U.S. Navy/MC2  Adam D. Wainwright)
  7. PACFLT Stresses Sexual Assault Prevention in Campaign to #StepUpStepIn

    As Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) comes to a close April 30, U.S. Pacific Fleet leaders continue to stress the importance of a year-round approach to intervention.

    Pacific Fleet Sailors stand together in support of the #StepUpStepIn campaign for sexual assault awareness. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  8. P-8s, Cesar Chavez Detached from MH370 Search

    The two U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft flying missions in support of the MH370 search efforts, along with USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), were detached from search operations and support efforts in Perth and will return to other operations within U.S. 7th Fleet this week.

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon prepares for a mission April 2 from Perth, Australia. (U.S. Navy file photo/MCC Keith DeVinney)
  9. Pacific Partnership Brings New Look to Multilateral Mission

    The U.S. Navy's ninth multilateral Pacific Partnership mission will include an enhanced role for Japan, and simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases, to improve disaster response preparedness in five Southeast Asia host nations beginning in late May.

    Lt. Cmdr. Tessica Lee works with a Cambodian Army counterpart, right, during a previous Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  10. USS Pinckney Visits Pyeongtaek, South Korea

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Pyeongtaek April 27 and while there, will take part in training, cultural exchanges and community outreach with the Republic of Korea navy.

    USS Pinckney (DDG 91) file photo.